Thursday, December 01, 2005

Dora

Where's your post for a giveaway entry? Huh? Huh? Just to recap, I'll choose 78 names between now and the 12th for my current contest. The winning name will be drawn from those names and be announced on the 13th. Good luck and have fun!

The scarf signup is closed and I'll be emailing you all your partners today. If you want to share photos let me know. I'd be more than happy to post them in my album for all to see. Don't forget, you have until the 16th of January to get them in the mail.

It's been so busy around here lately I haven't been taking the time to share many stories with you. I'm overdue. Are you ready? Here goes:

This past weekend Dan came to me and asked if he could do some Christmas shopping online. I agreed to let him use our card and he sat down to start shopping. He had some ideas of what he wanted to get and asked where the best places would be to find them. The first person on his list was Dailaesse. He said he had seen a Dora TV advertised on a commercial not too long ago and thought he might like to buy her that. I said I had seen them at Sears and Walmart so we decided to check Walmart first. While we were looking for the TV he spotted a Dora toddler bed. He thought this was a better idea. I said I wasn't so sure as Dailaesse still sleeps with us and I think we're going to have a hard time getting her out of our bed. I told him he should ask her about it first. He did. She stopped dead in her tracks and stared at us. I could hear the wheels turning as she thought about this. Dora is her favorite TV character after all. Then it happened. She clutched her chest, started jumping up and down and she screamed...

"Son of a bitch!!! I'm free!!! I'm getting my own Dora bed!!!"

So the Dora bed (along with a Dora bedding set compliments of her big sister Darcie) should be arriving some time today. I hope she's as excited about it when it comes time to sleep in it as she was Saturday.

35 comments:

Rebeckah said...

My youngest slept in the bed with us when he was little. He is 10 now and will be 11 in February. We had a VERY hard time getting him to sleep in his own bed even though his little bed was in our bedroom. It took several days and nights before I could safely put him to bed in his bed without him having a tantrum.

Catlady said...

Loved your story about the bed... :)

Catlady :)

adrienne said...

hi kerry

i guess i'll post again since you now have an official december 1st blog entry.
my brother just got his 5 yo out of the mom & pop bed. now the little one is
afraid of monsters in his bedroom & jumps into his 4 yo brother's bed!

missemilysmom said...

My DS has her big girl bed.... Of course somehow she has managed to creep back into our bed!! So i am attemoting to get her back by remodeling it to a Princess theme!!!

SandyK said...

Oh BEST of luck to you getting her into her own bed, Dora or otherwise! Our 4 yr old Granddaughter just couldn't stand it til she got her own and over 2 years later, she's still sleeping on the loveseat in their front room. She will sleep on the daybed here at Grandma's, but G'ma HAS to sleep it it WITH her.

Sgt Mom said...

Have fun with the bed adventure! :o)

I just found your blog and am enjoying reading through it!

Leslie said...

How funny!
When my dd hit her head getting into the car she said, "Son of a bitch!" while rubbing her head. I was so shocked, she was 2 years old.
We tried to watch our langage from then on.

toni said...

Oh thats way to funny .. i bet you just went omg at that time .. Kids they do say the darness things dont they .. my granddaughter and i was at walmart and was walking down the toy isle and out of the blue "Jesus Christ Mom look at this!!" I looked at her mom and she said yep thats what you heard lol.. i tell ya the kids now days really shock ya dont they ..
Toni

Tafme said...

Thats so funny, my two girls were like that when they got their own rooms.

Wannietta said...

You just can't go wrong with Dora for a little girl!!

Anonymous said...

son of a bitch aren't kids great
here's hoping YOU are as excited about her being in her own bed when the day comes

ooooh and I want ot be in the contest please

Anonymous said...

skimming by again briefly seems that is all the time i have lately. hoping your holidays are filled with much love and laughter;)
Minnetta
http://lavenderrose.net/knitting/

Leslie said...

You've got to watch that language, lady! Imagine Dailaesse in kindergarten - bringing home a note for cussing in class. LOL. My (late) attorney realized he had to clean up his mouth when his dd came out with "I can't find my f*&^%ing princess shoes!" one year.

Anyhow, yep, it's December 1st! Here's my entry! Now remember to post a little something every day :)

Cheryl said...

I'd love to be in your contest. I saw your post on socknitters.

Twinsanity said...

Just surfed on in via your link in Socknitters post. Laughing so hard I choked on my water when I read what your daughter said. Too funny. Hope she enjoys her bed as much when it arrives. :-)

Shannon/Twinsanity

Becky said...

(snip)Leslie said... "I can't find my f*&^%ing princess shoes!"(end snip)
OMG, I just laughed so hard the dog came over to see what was wrong! Now THAT's a true princess!

I remember one time when my (now 26-year-old) son was little and we were having our usual get-ready-for-school ruckus, and he said, "My name's NOT Dammit!" I watched my words better after that!
Congrats on getting your bed back...

karrelle said...

Dora is my niece's favourite too. She carries her bag to and from daycare everyday. And she won't let anybody touch it.

Lisa D. said...

Sometimes I think children are here just to keep us humble. I realized I had to watch what I say in the car when we were behind someone slow and my little boy screamed "Step on it Granny!!" Oops, I guess I should be a little more patient.

Erin said...

Great blog! Son of a bitch!!! I'm going to enjoy reading all the previous posts.

Edna said...

Hope you succeed in getting your bed back.
I so enjoy reading your blog!

Heavenly Evil said...

This was so great! I still believe that my first word had to be a swear word since my parents refuse to tell me what it was.

My obsessions were Strawberry Shortcake and Holly Hobbie, but I can totally relate. I was collecting stuff for years that I wouldn't let my brother or sister look at half the time, let alone touch.

Kids are funny.

Anonymous said...

>> "Then it happened. She clutched her chest, started jumping up and down and she screamed...

"Son of a bitch!!! I'm free!!! I'm getting my own Dora bed!!!" <<

ROFL! How FUNNY, Kerry! What did you do?!? Well, hey, at least she didn't bellow in full-lung outrage in a grocery store: "I want my FART! I want my FART!" over and over and OVER again. :::shudder::: He wanted a new whoopie cushion *sigh*

I died. I simply DIED when my 18 month old son did that. My husband got an EARFUL (regarding his bad influence!) when we got home! I could've strangled him.

Connie K from Socknitter's list
holyfamhscl@cox.net

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to more on the
Dora bed and if it is slept in.

Jane in TN

Anonymous said...

well I am from socknitters and free yarn is for me rofl!!!
Free at last Free at Last thank God all might they freed me at last...I know my grandson is saying pretty much the same thing with the idea of a spiderman bed.
Tonya Stewart

Anonymous said...

Funny story about the bed. SOB was my cousin's favorite expression when she was about 3years old.

Margie in OH

meg peters said...

I just about fell off my chair when I read the "son of a bitch" part....thanx for the laugh!!!
meg in arizona

Donna said...

Can't wait to hear more about the Dora bed!!

Donna from Socknitters

Sandra Knapp said...

Hi Kerry

I guess better late than never, but your little Dialaesse must be fun to have around! I think she is beginning to sound like a chip off the old block, don't you? LOL

And friend, do NOT put my name in for this contest. It wouldn't be fair to the others. I just enjoy reading your blog and saying hello.

Sandie
http://www.stash-n-stitch.blogspot.com/

mf said...

cute story!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerry;

That story about the Dora bed for your daughter was priceless!! I hope everything works out when the bed arrives and she will still want to sleep in it, instead of with you. Good Luck!

Bonny in BC

Anonymous said...

i love the colors of the hat you knit for Darcie. i'm sure it is warm!

carol
mcshepp at bellsouth dot net

auntgerry said...

Oh I had your blog bookmarked and then I got a case of Old timers and forgot to post. Am I tooo late for the drawing? I hope not.

knittinannie said...

Posting for your drawing today, Sat, Dec 3rd......busy knitting scarfs & socks..lots of socks for Christmas gifts......

Deb said...

saw your posting contest and thought I leave a few lines. I'm knitting afghans, socks and scarves and a few dishcloths too. Love your site...very interesting. love to read blogs. how's the weather in NY? next project is hats for skiing and mittens of course!

Joyce said...

Saw your contest. I may be a little late, but still would like to say I enjoy reading your blog. You have a way with words. LOL

Merry Christmas to you and your family. Good luck with the little one and the new bed. Bet your husband has his fingers crossed. Ha Ha

Joyce in N.C.

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